TREC Annual Tree Drive

๐ŸŒณ The TREC Annual Tree Drive has arrived! ๐ŸŒณ

This year’s Tree Drive will be held Friday, July 12th, from 4pm-7pm at the TREC office, 575 Taylor Road, North Granville.

๐ŸŒฑ Come by our Tree Drive, donate, take home native trees and shrubs along with planting guides, and renew your TREC Annual Membership with donations $20 and over. ๐ŸŒฑ

Last year we raised $3500 which helped us purchase our new (to us) TREC truck which we needed so dearly! Come out and show your support, July 12th, from 4-7pm at the TREC office, 575 Taylor Road, North Granville.

๐Ÿ We would like to give a big thank you to Arbor Nursery Ltd., Kool Breeze Farms and individual tree donors Dustin Jewell and Andrew Lush for their generous donations of trees and shrubs this year, this would not be possible without you! ๐Ÿ

Trees you may find at our Tree Drive this year are white pine, red oak, wild rose, yellow birch, red maple, sugar maple, striped maple and more native species to PEI!

Raffle at Riverbank Heritage Day!

If you donate at Riverbank Heritage Day, June 8th, you will be entered to win a prize!

$10 and over gives you the chance to win a TREC hat, red oak or pine tree, nesting box or nesting box kit, both come with tree swallow guides!

If you donate $20 or over you could win a painting from our live painter, Sophia Djuk!

Come out and celebrate Canadian Rivers Day at Riverbank Heritage Day, this Saturday outside of Carr’s Wildlife Centre

Riverbank Heritage Day Kayak Tour

Kayak Tour registrations for Riverbank Heritage Day are officially open!

Steps:

1. sign up using the link to the google docs sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1B-sKe6KpkFSUaIGQ4dAxoRg72rW8soe8dH4x99Zka0o/edit?usp=sharing

2. download, fill out, and email the waiver to director@troutriverec.ca

3. *bring your own kayak and life jacket*

4. Meet at this location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/e8WDcnk3QmscYVrc9 (at the corner of 6 and 238)

Kayak tour will be 45 minutes to an hour long, touring the coastline of Stanley Bridge area with educational watershed facts.

Riverbank Heritage Day: Saturday June 8th, located at 32 Campbellton Road, Stanley Bridge.

Riverbank Heritage Day

Trout River Environmental Committee would like to invite you to attend Riverbank Heritage Day, celebrating Canadian Rivers Day!

The event will be held Saturday June 8th, from 11am to 3pm, outside of Carrโ€™s Oyster Bar, 32 Campbellton Rd in Stanley Bridge.

The event will include environmental groups as exhibitors and presenters with a focus on education surrounding watercourses, as well as artists and crafters. Come and see educational displays of native and exotic wildlife inside Carr’s Wildlife Centre with a focus on conservation, including a replica of Bob the Leatherback Sea Turtle!

Guests will also have the opportunity to go out on the water via kayak tours of Stanley River! Bring your own kayak and TREC will be your guide, see Facebook events page updates and troutriverec.ca for pre registration.

This event is fun for the whole family, make trading cards with PEI Wild Child and enjoy environment based children’s activities with TREC and Carr’s Wildlife Centre!

We have so many great groups coming out this year including Hunter Clyde Watershed Group, Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association, Kensington North Watershed Group, PEI Invasive Species Council, Atlantic Salmon Federation, PEI Watershed Alliance, Wheatley River Improvement Group and more!

The event is free or by donation, any donation over $10 gives you the chance to win a prize!

TREC would like to thank Innovation PEI for funding this event, as well as Carrโ€™s Oyster Bar for the grounds!

We are hiring!

We are hiring multiple positions!

Are you interested in working in watershed restoration, pursuing an education in environment or just graduated?

We are currently seeking a Watershed Project Manager, Field Supervisor, and Field Technicians!

Visit https://troutriverec.ca/jobs/ or click “Jobs” for full job descriptions and how to apply by April 10th, 2024.

New Lookout Point at the Trout River Park

We are so excited to announce that the new lookout point at The Trout River Community Park,ย 1895 Trout River Rd – Rte 239 Millvale, was completed in December and looking beautiful! We were sad to see Fiona take the previous lookout point but we hope the new one will last a very long time. This lookout point was specially designed, with anchoring in the back portion rather than on the bank so in the case of another storm surge the lookout point should stay right where it is!

We would like to give a big thank you to the PEI Active Transportation Fund for supporting this project!

PEI 2 Billion Trees Program

Are you interested in having trees planted on your property at no cost? Check out the PEI 2 Billion Trees program – it just might be the right fit for you!ย 

Simply apply, then provincial forestry staff and/or PEI Watershed Alliance staff will carefully evaluate your site and goals to determine your eligibility as well as the suitability of six different species available: white spruce, white pine, eastern hemlock, white birch, yellow birch, and red maple.

Visit this provincial webpage to learn more and apply through their portal if you are interested.

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/pei-2-billion-trees-landowner-application

#PEI2BillionTrees